HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

This morning I learned that hip hop icon Dr. Dre and co-founder of Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine, both co-founders of Beats by Dre, donated $70 million to the University of Southern California (USC) to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre…







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Odysseus, Julius Caesar, and Da Kang (a.k.a T.I.)

I love teaching. It’s something about connecting writing and literary concepts to everyday life that makes me ecstatic. When I was still in the classroom, one of my favorite concepts to teach was that of a tragic hero. (Prepare for…







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10 Lessons Learned from the 2010 BET Awards

I usually watch the BET Awards so that I can enjoy a little coonery with my friends via Twitter and Facebook. But this year was different. When I finally laid my head down around midnight, I had grown as a…







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